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If there’s one thing we’re all about here at Babble, it’s taking time to unwind. Whether we’re chasing after the kids all day or running around the office — it’s important to relax.
What better way to relieve the day’s stress than with a coloring book? We’ll never forget the calming nature of coloring as a child. It’s basically free therapy!
And nowadays, there are options for everyone. Do you like cats? There’s a coloring book for you. Want to color your favorite TV characters (perhaps The Golden Girls)? Fear not! We’ve rounded up 19 of our must-have adult coloring books for 2017.
1. Magical Dawn Coloring Book
Doesn’t the title of this book sound soothing? Our favorite part is that it’s hard cover. It can be used as a coffee table book (post-coloring, of course) and sounds durable enough to not be destroyed by our toddlers.
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $9.06
2. Craft a Life You Love
If you’d rather not spend your evening shading in pre-drawn images, this book is for you. Author and Entrepreneur Amy Tangerine encourages readers to doodle AND provides tips on leading a rich and fulfilling life. It’s a 2-in-1 !
Available now on Amazon, $23.41
3. Art of Coloring: Beauty and the Beast
With the upcoming release of the live action Beauty and the Beast starring our favorite leading lady, Emma Watson, we can’t help but want to prep with this brilliant coloring book. Excuse us, we’ll be spending our evening coloring roses and humming “Tale as Old as Time.”
Available now on Amazon, $12.73
4. You Are Here
Book author and creator of this fantastic brain distraction, Jenny Lawson, started drawing elaborate doodles and illustrations when she was anxious, then posting them online. When her fans showed up to book signings with the doodles, she realized there must be something there and created this beautiful book. It features a variety of drawings, plus, has perforated pages. Win-win!
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $10.31
5. Inkspirations Mindful Living
This coloring book encourages mindful living — which is all the rage, as of late. We could all benefit from slowing down for some “me” time.
Available now on Amazon, $10.95
6. Art of Coloring: The Golden Girls
This coloring book is the perfect companion for those inevitable Golden Girls binge sessions. And honestly, who wouldn’t want a coloring book filled with Betty White?
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $10.91
7. More Good Vibes Coloring Book
Coloring is a wonderful way to relax, but it’s even better when coloring uplifting messages. You’ll feel more inspired as you complete each page!
Available now on Amazon, $9.99
8. Thailand Escape
Have you always dreamt of seeing the ancient Thai relics or riding an elephant? While you may not be able to make it to Thailand just yet, you can get lost in these coloring pages as you daydream.
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $16.99
9. Hand Lettering for Relaxation
This gorgeous interactive workbook brings together the beauty of calligraphy and the calming sense of coloring. Always been jealous of those talented calligraphers? Now you can perfect the skill yourself.
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $14.57
10. Creative Kittens Coloring Book
Get ready cat lovers — we’ve found the purrfect coloring book for you! The pages of this book are filled with beautifully detailed kittens. We can’t wait to get our hands on this one! Now if only we can get our cats to stop batting around our crayons …
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $5.01
11. Carnival Escape: Go Wild in this Colorful Parade
Let your coloring skills take a walk on the wild side! This book is filled with exotic costumes and masks from Trinidad’s Carnival.
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $13.04
12. Stress Less Color-by-Number Mandalas
If you’re a seasoned coloring book user, you’re well aware of the benefits of Mandalas. There’s nothing as soothing as filling in the symmetrical designs — except this new version. The book gives you a color-by-number guide, taking the stress of selecting a color out of the process! You’ll be in a meditative state in no time.
Available now on Amazon, $14.99
13. Art of Coloring Star Wars: Rogue One
You’ll be one with the force as you work on this Rogue One coloring book. But a word of warning: you might have a hard time keeping this one away from your kids.
Available now on Amazon, $12.44
14. Holy Méme Bible
Consider yourself an Internet aficionado? Then you’ll get a kick out of the hilarious Holy Méme Bible. It features a variety of fun memes from the past year. Best part? If you buy 2 you get 1 free!
Available now on The Méme Bible, from $7.99
15. The Tattoo Flash Coloring Book
Looking for a book with a little more edgy? These intricate tattoo-themed images are perfect! Plus, it comes with two sticker sheets.
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $15.99
16. The Dr. Seuss Coloring Book
Oh, the places you’ll color! Let this book take you back to your childhood as you color in familiar faces, from the Cat in the Hat to the Lorax and more.
Available now on Amazon, $11.18
17. The Flower Fairies Coloring Book
The combination of fairies, flowers, and coloring is enough to put even the most stressed of ladies into a state of relaxation.
Available now on Amazon, $14.99
18. Lost Ocean
Dive into this aquatic-themed coloring book to relax from the daily stresses. It’s just like laying out peacefully at the beach — except you’re at home in your PJs! This book also allows you to easily remove your finished pages to reuse as artwork around the house.
Available for pre-order on Amazon, $15.18